Where is Sabana Grande located in Puerto Rico?

Sabana Grande (Spanish pronunciation: [saˈβana ˈɣɾande]) is a municipality of Puerto Rico located north of Lajas and Guánica; south of Maricao; east of San Germán; and west of Yauco.

When is the patron saint festival in Sabana Grande?

Sabana Grande celebrates its patron saint festival in May. The Fiestas Patronales de San Isidro Labrador is a religious and cultural celebration that generally features parades, games, artisans, amusement rides, regional food, and live entertainment. Other festivals and events celebrated in Sabana Grande include:

Who was the first priest of Sabana Grande?

Sabana Grande became an independent parish, under its own jurisdiction, in June 1813, with the first parish priest of the San Isidro Labrador y Santa María de la Cabeza Church being Martín Antonio Borreli. On December 21, 1814, the first captain general of Sabana Grande, Pedro de Acosta, took office.

Why was the church built in Sabana Grande?

Evidence of this is the oldest baptismal registry preserved from the area, as Sabana Grande was originally a sector of the municipality of San Germán. Because the community was so far from the center of San Germán, residents felt a need to build a church, which was established as an auxiliary to the San Germán parish.

Who was the first Captain General of Sabana Grande?

On December 21, 1814, the first captain general of Sabana Grande, Pedro de Acosta, took office. Some local historians assert that he donated seventy cuerdas of land where the Kings House, priests house, a plaza, a butcher shop and a cemetery were established.

Where is the Great Savannah in Puerto Rico?

Sabana Grande (Spanish pronunciation: [saˈβana ˈɣɾande], Great Savannah) is a municipality of Puerto Rico (U.S.) located north of Lajas and Guánica; south of Maricao; east of San Germán; and west of Yauco.